RODENTS IN THE HOME
When rats, mice and voles get indoors they can be a nuisance, but they can also be hazardous. They can damage property, transmit disease and contaminate food. Therefore, effective external rodent control services are essential.
DAMAGE TO YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS
Rodents can cause structural damage to buildings by their gnawing and nest-building. They can also ruin insulation inside your walls and attic. In rare occasions mice can even damage larger appliances or electrical wiring by chewing on wires, causing fires or malfunctions that are expensive to repair. Rodents can also damage the outside of your house. Voles specifically can cause unsightly damage to lawns and have been known to kill smaller trees due to gnawing on and feeding on the root systems.
Anytime you deal with rodents living in and around the home there is also the risk of disease. Rodents can transmit many diseases including salmonella (food poisoning), ringworm (fungal disease), and lymphocytic choriomeningitis (a respiratory disease).
OUR EXTERNAL RODENT CONTROL SERVICES
Our technicians’ first step is talking with you and finding out where you have heard noises or seen problems. The technician will search the basement and attic spaces to locate areas that the rodents are living. They will also search on the outside of the home for entry points and seal up those areas to prevent future infestations. Our technician will implement a plan to start reducing the population living both in and around the home. Each plan will vary slightly depending on your unique situation. Call for a quote today!
LOWER LEVEL SEAL
The most important aspect of our external rodent control program is finding the rodents’ entry locations and sealing off those areas. Most of our competitors don’t offer this type of service, but it is a key component of our program. Sometimes finding the entry points can be very easy; other times it can be the most challenging part of the service. When we do locate the holes, we use proper sealing materials, such as sheet metal or heavy wire mesh to close up those entry points and prevent rodent reentry.
Our technicians work with you and give suggestions to help solve the problem, rather than just mask it. We use a monitoring system on the inside of the home so you know if there is still rodent activity. Bait stations that are designed to target rodents are also placed around the outside of your home to keep rodent activity around your home low, and help keep them from entering your dwelling.
Many of our clients have cats or dogs, and our tamper-proof bait boxes are designed with them in mind. We use a double-lock system that we developed to ensure that the bait stays inside the protective stations and can only be accessed by the targeted rodents. We have never had a negligent incident with a pet. Almost all of our employees have pets of their own, and understand the importance of safety when it comes to your furry, four-legged family members.
FEATURED ON TV
Our External Rodent Control service has been so successful we were featured on Milwaukee’s Fox 6 News in 2011. The clip featured one of our customers who had issues with a variety of animals, but predominantly mice. She raved about the success of the program and her great relationship with the technician who was with her through it all!
All of our technicians are state-licensed and certified in pest control and animal removal. We take pride in our work, and our care and dedication shows in the level of service we provide. We have even won awards! We have received the Super Service Award in Pest Control on Angie’s List every year since we joined it in 2006.
EFFECTIVE MEASURE FOR THE HOMEOWNER/BUSINESS OWNER
Proper sanitation is a major factor in keeping a home free from rodents. Having rodents in your home doesn’t necessarily mean that your home is unsanitary, though. Often rodents will use houses as a nesting place rather than a feeding site. They will typically feed on bird feeders, gardens, pet food, garbage cans and other areas around your home instead. You can help reduce problems by eliminating some of these feeding areas or moving them farther from your home.
MOST, IF NOT ALL HOMES HAVE MICE!
Whether homeowners realize it or not, almost every home we visit has mice living in the basement, walls, attic, or garage. Mice, rats and voles can gain access to a home from the garage, underneath stoops, soffits, dormers, and foundations — anywhere there is a 1/4” of space. Mice will travel around the perimeter of your home in search of gaps or points where they can chew into or enter your home. While most mice only live an average of 2 years, they can start reproducing at a very early age, and can reproduce often, making mouse control a must.